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3rd person dies from South By Southwest crash

By: Associated Press
March 17, 2014 Updated: March 17, 2014 at 11:51 am
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photo - SXSW managing director Roland Swenson address the media during a news conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  Swenson said the festival will continue.  A suspected drunken driver barreled through police barricades and drove down a crowded street at the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 in an act authorities say was intentional.  The driver struck multiple pedestrians at about 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, continued down the street and hit and killed a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and a woman from Austin on a moped, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said.  (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Shweta Gulati)
SXSW managing director Roland Swenson address the media during a news conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Swenson said the festival will continue. A suspected drunken driver barreled through police barricades and drove down a crowded street at the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 in an act authorities say was intentional. The driver struck multiple pedestrians at about 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, continued down the street and hit and killed a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and a woman from Austin on a moped, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Shweta Gulati) 

AUSTIN, Texas — A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died of her injuries Monday, police said.

Sandy Thuy Le, 26, has died from the injuries she sustained when she was run over outside a nightclub early Thursday, Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Bremner said. A driver fleeing police crashed through a barricade and accelerated his car into a crowd, killing two people at the scene and injuring 21 others.

The other victims were Steven Craenmehr, a 35-year-old Dutchman who was on a bicycle, and 27-year-old Jamie West of Austin, who was riding on a moped when the car plowed into her.

Rashad Owens, 21, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He's accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into the festivalgoers.

Seven additional victims remained hospitalized Monday, including one person in critical condition, hospital officials said.

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